A friend recently recommended a skin place. She seemed to be very excited about it and she always looks great so it seemed like a great idea to check it out. Nothing to lose but hair 🙂
From the entrance, Skin Station is very brightly lit and seems very clean. They had a lot of brochures on the counter but nothing had a price. The ladies at their reception though were very quick to respond to questions. Turns out, they do memberships + service fees. This basically means you don’t walk in and pay only for a single treatment. Everything is in packages. You pay PHP 1,500 for the elite membership (1year) and add the cost of the service you want done. For example, for underarm diode hair laser removal would cost PHP 3500 (that’s for the entire year). Add the membership fee, you’d have to pay PHP 5000 to have no hairy pits for a year. The lady hurriedly added that diode laser hair removal is currently the gold standard in this kind of service. By the way, there is also a lifetime membership of 20K (as an option).
Personally, I wasn’t sold. Though the place and the ladies were nice, It just seems too much to pay to be less hairy. There are many alternatives that are also pain free or with very little pain. For those who have never experience these services and are curious, here are some options:
- Wax it off – There are many spas that cater to this service. Normally fees begin at about PHP 250 going up based on body part (the hairier or more sensitive, the higher the fee).
- Most places use hot wax which they sort of paint on you, stick a cloth too then take the whole mess off by yanking. Naturally, your hair goes with the gobblygook.
- You can do this at home with a store bought kit (usually a hot wax method) or you can make some at home following the recipe here: Ancient Egyptian Art of Body Sugaring
- I like going to Lay-bare. They use cold wax. NO heat sting and pain is almost non existent – unless you go full Brazilian of course. They are very thorough and gentle.